We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept AmeriHealth near Clifton, NJ.

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Dr. Stephen J Abrams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
123 Highland Avenue; Suite G2
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Abrams is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Wayne, NJ and Glen Ridge, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Abrams is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Abrams focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abrams takes. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Abrams has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. John A Cece, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. John Cece's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cece has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cece include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Cece honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Wayne Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cece (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems

Dr. Oliver Samir Youssef, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Clifton Avenue; Suite 203
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Oliver Youssef works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Youssef attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Stephen F Mattel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1070 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Mattel is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in neck surgery. Dr. Mattel is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mattel trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Mattel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mattel is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Wayne Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery

Dr. Jan Samir Youssef, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
115 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Jan Youssef specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13 Spruce Road
N Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Atif Ghander specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Caldwell, NJ and Belleville, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS). Dr. Ghander honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:

  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.

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